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Hi I'm Kimberly

I'm a wife. I'm a mother of two. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a stay-at-home mom of two fun elementary-aged girls. I met my husband in the Foreign Language Housing at BYU. I was in the Spanish house and he was in the Japan house, and we met at my apartment at one of my roommate's parties. Thirteen years and two kids later, I appreciate that he works hard at his job at a software company, but still finds time to spend with our kids and me. I like to go for walks and read and spend time with friends and our family. As a family, we like to play games and go for short hikes. My major in college was Latin American Studies and my aspiration was to be a Chilean poet. I can't say that I've written any poetry lately, and we live in Washington State, not Chile, but at least I can understand most of the Spanish that I hear from snippets of Dora the Explorer that my kids watch.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in an LDS family, and when I was a teenager I wanted to know if the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was true. I prayed and realized that I already did know it was true from living the principles of the Gospel. Through the years, my testimony has continued to grow from experiences that I've had through trying to live the principles of the Gospel, and because of the witness of the Spirit. I'm so grateful for the anchor that the Gospel is to my family and to my life.

How I live my faith

Beyond things that we do to strengthen our faith like reading scriptures and praying, going to the temple, and attending church on Sunday, we also have opportunities to serve in the church. My calling is in the Primary presidency, and I get to interact with the kids in our ward every Sunday, and teach Sharing Time once or twice a month. Our Primary kids have such upbeat, sweet spirits and it is a joy to get to spend time with them each week, and to see the dedication of their Primary teachers. Being a member of the church has a huge impact on our family. I want to teach my kids to make good choices and be kind to others. Being married in the temple for eternity also changes my relationship with my husband. I think everyone wants to have a good relationship with their spouse, but because we're sealed for eternity, spending time as a couple and building a strong relationship are especially important to me.